Community Outreach and Education

Description of project / program

Human trafficking is a complex and multi-layered crime requiring a multidisciplinary approach and community-wide strategy. With increased understanding and awareness, we can begin to tackle the factors that make human trafficking possible.

A critical pillar to preventing human trafficking is community awareness and education. We offer Human Trafficking Community Awareness presentations to community groups, civic groups, faith-based organizations, and anyone interested in learning more about the issue.

For more information and to request a community awareness presentation, please email

You Can Help End Trafficking

(adapted from Office on Trafficking in Persons, 10 Ways You Can Help End Trafficking)

  • Know the signs. Learn the red flags and indicators. Understand common myths and learn the facts about what trafficking looks like in our community.
  • Report a Tip. If you have concerns about a potential trafficking situation, call your local law enforcement agency’s non-emergency number. You can also contact our 24/7 Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking hotline, 1-800-636-6738
  • Spread the word. Follow our Human Trafficking Prevention and Intervention Instagram account @interfacehtpi and like and share our posts.
  • Think before you shop. Consider how you shop and eat. Who made your clothes? Who prepared your food? Know which goods may be produced by child or forced labor.
  • Request a Human Trafficking community awareness presentation for your club or community group.
  • Raise Your Voice. Ask your elected officials and city leaders how they are addressing human trafficking in our community. Support legislation and local ordinances that attempt to decrease the prevalence of illicit businesses and increase supportive services for those who are most vulnerable to human trafficking.
  • Use your skills. Can you train or hire survivors? Are you an attorney? Can you offer pro-bono services?
  • Volunteer and support Interface. There are numerous ways to support the work that we do either by volunteering your time, providing items on our department wish list and/or donating money.